Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K for Freedom

Save the Date:

Presented by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce with thanks to Presenting Sponsor UCLA Health and in partnership with Village Runner: Join us for the 5th annual Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K for Freedom touring around beautiful Torrance, California on Saturday, May 16th at 8:00am! All finishing participants will receive a 5K for Freedom commemorative t-shirt. There will be computerized bib timing,  free food and beverage giveaways, and exhibitor booths.

Entry Fees:

5K Run/Walk
$38 per entry by May 7, 2020
$45 per entry May 8th-16th, 2020

Registration:

  1.  Register Now!
    • Online registration closes May 13th at 11:59pm
    • Please note there is a small convenience fee for online registration
  2. Print and drop off or mail in this FORM by May 15th
    Village Runner Redondo Beach (new location with free underground parking)
    1611 S. Catalina Ave. #105
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing
  3. Register race morning beginning at 6:30am at the race expo site located at:
    Del Amo Fashion Center, on Madrona Ave.
    (between W. Carson St. & Fashion Way)

Race Schedule:

The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00am.

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

May 15th: Noon to 7pm at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach
Village Runner’s New Address:
1611 S. Catalina Ave. #105
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-375-2626
Free underground parking available.

May 16th: Opens at 6:30am at the race expo at Del Amo Fashion Center

Del Amo Fashion Center, on Madrona Ave.
(between W. Carson St & Fashion Way)
Click Here:  Expo and Parking Map from Del Amo

Course Map

Parking

Free event parking will be available at the Del Amo Fashion Center.

Race Hotline

Prerecorded race details are available at 310-220-0233

Email villagerunnerinfo@gmail.com with any questions

Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE for more frequently asked questions.

Stick Around!

In addition the the Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K, the City of Torrance will be hosting its 61st annual Armed Forces Day Celebration including the nation’s longest running military parade.  More details below on the weekend festivities from the Torrance Chamber of Commerce Website:

About the Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration:

  • Torrance is one of few cities nationwide sanctioned by the Department of Defense to honor our Armed Forces through an annual Armed Forces Day Parade & Celebration, which includes the 5K For Freedom Run/Walk.
  • Torrance’s Armed Forces Day Parade has the distinction of being the nation’s longest running military parade sponsored by any city.
  • Last year’s celebration brought approximately 60,000 people to crowd the Parade route.
  • The year 2019 marks the 60th year that the City of Torrance will host an Armed Forces Day Celebration to honor the nation’s military.  Torrance’s celebration takes place the third weekend in May, and lasts from Friday through Sunday.
  • The 60th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade will take place Saturday, May 18, 2018. The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. at Crenshaw Boulevard and travels one-mile west on Torrance Boulevard to Madrona Avenue.  It ends approximately at 3:30 p.m.
  • Each year, the City of Torrance identifies one branch of the military – the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard – as the “honored service” of the Armed Forces Day Celebration.  A high-ranking member of the honored service is invited to serve as Grand Marshal.
  • The 2019 celebration honors the United States Navy.
  • Besides the 5K and Parade highlight, the community can enjoy other festivities during the 60th Annual City of Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade & Celebration, including military exhibits and a free concert by a band from the military.
  • Military exhibits on display, including aircraft, vehicles, support equipment may be viewed at the Del Amo Fashion Center parking lot just east of the Lifestyle Wing. Dates and times to be announced later.
  • Two free concerts are typically held at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the Friday of celebration weekend at the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive. Information to be announced at a later date.
  • The Torrance legacy of the Armed Forces Day celebration began under the leadership of Mayor Albert Isen in 1960 and has grown throughout the years to be considered a Southern California tradition. According to Mayor Isen, the parade was to “increase public respect and understanding for military service and promote civic-military relationships.”